[openbeos-cdt] Re: .pkg installer user interface

  • From: "DarkWyrm" <darkwyrm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 17:30:20 -0400 EDT

> This ASCII art is a bit crooked here, so it's hard for me to exactly
> see
> the details of this layout :). Anyway, here's what I think:
>
> I've placed the install destination separate from the install type
> since
> in most cases it's not quite dependent on the chosen profile. And
> having
> too much menu fields in one place can 'scare' away users by making
> the
> application look more complex IMO.
I would personally say that it would depend on how closely you place
them, but it's up to you. :)

> Having the size of each install in the selection is a great idea. I
> don't think there would be problems with this issue too. The
> BMenuField
> adjusts its size to the width of the selected label by default, if
> not
> stated otherwise. In this case, will we still need the "Size:" label
> positioned somewhere else?
Nope.

> As for the scroller in the description field - wouldn't it be better
> to
> include it only if needed? I mean, the field size would depend on the
> description size (auto resize), but when it reaches some value, we
> make
> it scrollable. I think this would look a bit better. Or maybe that's
> what you had in mind yourself?
The scrollbar could be just disabled or hidden when not needed. Either
one is fine – it's just that the second one is more work, so whichever
you like IMO.

--Jon

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